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weather extremes. up to a foot of snow is expected to make travel a mess, from nevada, all the way to minnesota today, as the south warms the temperatures that could soar into the 70s and residents in one louisiana town clean up from a devastating tornado. gun fight. theional rifle association promising it will do everything it can to block tighter gun regulations after meeting face to face with the vice president at the white house. this morning the nra's president speaks out to us in a live interview. and absolutely brilliant. that's how the duchess of cambridge is describing her first official portrait this
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morning after attending its unveiling with her husband, prince william. do you agree? we'll let you decide "today," friday, january 11th, 2013. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," countdown to the golden globes, with matt lauer, live from studio 1a, and savannah guthrie, live from los angeles. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, special split edition of the show. i'm matt lauer. >> morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, in los angeles. matt, just like you asked, i got here early. i'm saving you that seat on the bleachers right across from the red carpet. you're going to have a great view on sunday. >> yeah. hooray for hollywood. it's going to be a lot of fun. obviously the biggest stars from television and the movie industry will be walking that red carpet. what else is coming up? >> we'll have that and, of course, we'll talk about the
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fashions. it's cold here, matt. i think maybe turtleneck sweater gowns could be all the rage on sunday. >> we look forward to it. important information for the millions of americans who take popular sleep medications, including ambien. why doctors are now telling women, in particular, to cut their doses in half. we'll explain that, savannah. all right. and then a family in ohio, dealing with a rather bizarre problem. take a look at what happens when fire gets near the faucet. the water literally explodes into flames. and, as it turns out, this is not an isolated problem. we'll tell you what's behind it. but we will begin this morning with the winter storm taking aim at people here on the west coast to the great lakes. al has the forecast details. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. we've got a big storm system. let's go to the video, show you what people have been dealing with out west from utah on into parts of nevada. anywhere from 6 to 12" of snow. travel has been hazardous, at best. and it's just going to get worse. we've added to that a lot of
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strong wind activity. let's look at the radar. right now it doesn't look that impressive. it doesn't get through the mountains there. but if you get underneath this, we are seeing snowfall rates of about six inches or so coming up in the next, i would say, six hours. ice storm warnings. we've got winter storm warnings and watches and snow advisories from oregon all the way to minnesota and parts of wisconsin. here is the storm, getting itself together, making its way to the north and bringing -- dragging behind it very cold air, gusty winds and a lot of snow. snowfall amounts, here is what we look for in the next 48 to 24 hours. heaviest snow stretching from the dakotas all the way on up into northern minnesota, from six to nine inches to up to a foot of snow from rapid city all the way to grand forks. and as that system moves to the east, cold air is going to move in to the eastern part of the u.s. as well. matt? >> al, get down here, we'll
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check your local forecast in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, vice president biden is holding more talks today as he wraps up his task force to curb gun violence. his meeting with the national rifle association on thursday is getting a lot of attention this morning. we'll talk to that group's president in a couple of minutes. first, nbc's white house correspondent kristin welker has the latest. >> reporter: vice president biden will meet with representatives of the video game industry later on today. a source close to the talk says the vice president believes there is strong support for stiffer gun legislation but a meeting here at the white house thursday with the nation's most powerful gun lobby underscored the deep divisions that remain. as vice president biden prepares to unveil his gun safety recommendations next week, today he wraps up a series of meetings, which thursday included clash with the national rifle association at the white house. >> it was two sides stating their positions and then
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leaving. >> reporter: white house officials would not comment on the meeting, part of biden's gun safety task force. the president of the nra is speaking out, accusing the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. >> they made it very clear that the president's position on firearms and the so-called assault weapons ban and the like had been the same position that he has taken for many years and that they're going to stick with that. >> reporter: sharp words came after the vice president earlier in the day previewed his upcoming report. >> there's an emerging set of recommendations. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership, what type of weapons can be owned. and one is there is a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: meanwhile the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary,
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the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary hilda solis. perhaps the most high-profile woman in the cabinet, secretary of state hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the next announcement to have some women, maybe some minorities to be part of it, to offset this self-inflicted error. >> now white house officials are pushing back against that criticism, noting that there are many women in subcabinet level positions. as for the vice president, he says he will issue his recommendations to the president next tuesday. matt? >> kristin welker at the white
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house this morning. as always, thank you. the president of the national rifle association joins us live. mr. keane, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> is this the immoveable object when it comes to the nra and the administration over this? is there simply no area for compromise? if not where does it leave the american people? >> i think, matt, what we've got is our very different views about what needs to be done to prevent the kind of tragedy that took place in newtown. we focused on school security. we're very concerned about the mental health system in this country. we think those who have been adjudicated to be potentially violently mentally ill should be on the databases that are checked when they try to buy firearms. the vice president and his folks are focusing primarily on firearms ownership and what we consider second amendment rights of the american people. >> why shouldn't the american
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people ask both sides to compromise? you want security in the schools, you want gaming industry to come down. you want to deal with the mentally ill. if we say yes to that or the president says yes to that, why doesn't he have a right to say to you give a little on things like background checks? >> you know, if you're looking at the problem, which is to prevent this sort of thing, what you want to do is do those things that will actually make a difference. we have a profound disagreement with this administration, first of all, on what would make a difference. we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think many of those proposals are basically feel-good proposals and what we really need to do is get to the question of why this is happening and what can be done about it. i don't think there's any lack of concern about dealing with the problem. i think there's a very different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. >> the president says he wants no single piece of legislation,
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he wants a broad approach. are you willing to go out on a limb and predict there -- do you have the support in congress to block any federal ban on assault weapons in the coming year? >> i do not think that there is going to be a ban on so-called assault weapons passed by the congress. >> how close do you think congress can get on that? people talk about the power of the nra. they look at it almost in monumental terms. do you think in the wake of these shootings that power has been eroded at all, mr. keene? >> i don't know that the nra is that powerful. i do think that those americans who believe strongly in the second amendment and their right to own privately and use firearms for legitimate purposes is a huge number of people who really care about these issues. we try to provide leadership to those folks. we try to represent them before the congress and elsewhere. but it's not the power of the nra, matt. what it is is the strength of
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belief among many americans in the constitution to have the right to own firearms. >> this will be a debate that will continue to grow intense in the next coming months and years. i hope you will continue to be part of it. thank you. lower the dosage of drugs for women after study show these drugs do not leave your system as quickly as thought for women. tom costello is here with more details. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. women will take 13 million more sleeping pills than six years ago. the fda says they do such a good job, some people are too drowsiy to drive the next morning. those ambien commercials promise a good sleep. >> it's the only sleep aid with two layers to help treat both types of sleep problems. >> reporter: but for some it may be too good. after getting reports of
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hundreds of driving-related incidents and accidents involving sleeping aids like ambien, the fda has ordered the makers of ambien and other medication that contain the drug to cut the dose in half for women from 10 to 5 milligrams and cut the extended release formulas. the problem, the drug can remain in the blood stream longer than previously thought, especially in women, making many people too drowsiy to concentrate or drive the next morning. bobby kennedy's daughter, kerry, says she took ambien by mistake and then side swiped a truck. >> i remember getting on the highway and then i have no memory. >> reporter: dr. daniel eis eisenberg. women have this problem more than men? >> it appears they have the drug in their systems longer because they're smaller and the metaboli metabolism, breakdown of the
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drug is slower then. >> it's just as bad as drinking and driving. >> reporter: some of the best research is done at the sleep disorder center in cleveland where wkyc reporter monica robins took ambien and over several hours tried driving in a simulator. >> one hour after taking the ambien, i'm clearly disoriented. >> reporter: after three hours, she crashed. >> i don't remember seeing a speed limit. this is a very serious crash. you went into the concrete barrier. >> reporter: the label warns users not to take ambien unless they can sleep a full night. the maker of ambien, sanofi, says these medicines should knob used if individuals are unable to get the recommended seven to eight hours to sleep. but experts say for some people seven to eight hours may not be enough. everyone metropolitan abseaboli drugs differently but many women still have that drug in their
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blood many hours after men do. >> makes sense. tom costello from our l.a. bureau this morning, thank you so much. we want to head back to new york where natalie morales is at the news desk with a check of the other top stories. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. good morning, everyone. americans are in the midst of a long and tough season of the flu virus that could last for another two to four months. nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman is here with the latest. good morning, nancy. >> good morning, savannah. we're counting over2,000 people in the united states who have died from influenza-related complications. we are not even to the 50 yard line of what is being called an epidemic. take home right now is if you're sick please don't go to work. for those who haven't had vaccinations, although there are spot shortages around the country, still enough vaccine for people to get it.
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go out and have the immunizati n immunizations on board. and please, please, please, lots of hand washing. that's the best way to protect yourself. >> thank you so much. >> you bet. >> suspect in thursday's school shooting claims he was bullied. 16-year-old accused gunman allegedly was targeting two students at taft wounded high but shot and wounded only one teen. a teacher persuaded the suspect to surrender while other students escaped. the alleged gunman is in custody. facing arraignment after being ordered late thursday to stand trial. defense attorney force james holmes say they are not ready to enter a plea. he is accused of killing 12 people after allegedly opening fire during the opening night of a batman movie back in july. and today, the faa is ordering a comprehensive review of the 787 dreamliner, boeing's most technologically advanced plane after a series of mishaps, including a cracked crock pit
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window. tearful good by thursday for the first family of south carolina. it was hugs and kisses all around as michael haley, husband of governor nikki haley, was deployed to afghanistan. hudson bay trapped whales may be free this morning after an apparent shift in the ice and winds there. there has been no sight of them this morning. whales have been bobbing frantically for air with just one hole in the ice. there has been concern, however, that the whales could get trapped again. where is samuel l. jackson when you need him? snake on a plane drama after nearly 10-foot python was spotted by passengers lapping on the wing mid air, apparently crawled up through the landing bay, found its way through a crevice on the wing.
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the plane landed safely. all the passengers were okay. unfortunately, the same can't be said for the snake. 7:15 right now. let's turn it back over to matt and al. >> that little guy on the wing, too. >> william shatner. >> exactly. that is freaky video. can you imagine? >> crazy. >> good thing it was on the outside of the plane and not inside. >> natalie, thanks very much. mr. roker is back with a local forecast. >> let's show you what we've got for you. looking at a little fog out there. temperatures are going to be awfully warm today here in the eastern half of the country. it down anywhere from ten to 20 degrees below normal out west. but in the east, we've got beautiful weather and, in fact, look at these temperatures, 80s and 70s throughout the gulf coast but teens and single digits even below zero temperatures up through the plains and rockies. we're going to get to your local forecast but first this message.
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mideastly cloudy and cold on this friday morning and temperatures are near freezing in the suburbs and rural areas but elsewhere, where the cloud cover is thick her the mid-to-upper 30s and later today, the low 50s and cloudiness and sprinkles of rain are possible this morning but a greater chance during the afternoon and early evening and then some patchy, dense fog late tonight to saturday morning and sun back tomorrow afternoon in the 60s and maybe near
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that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. as you mentioned we are here in los angeles, getting ready for sunday's 70th annual golden globe awards. miguel almaguer is already in place in beverly hills. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the globes, as you know, are considered the unofficial kickoff to awards season, a night where tv and movie stars mix together, hoping for that stat statue. >> with the president taking on a pilot for best actor in a drama and a mother of three challenging a cia agent for best actress -- >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. sfwlr th >> reporter: this year's golden globe awards are a tight race. in film, "lincoln" leads with seven nominations, including best drama. but "django unchained" and thriller "argo" are not far behind with five nominations a
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piece. there are five or six movies that are really even. >> reporter: "les miserables" with ann hathaway a good bet for best supporting actress. "silver linings playbook" star could outshine the epic musical. both actors are nominated for individual awards and received oscar nods on thursday. the youngest and the oldest nominees ever. 9-year-old quvenzhane wallis for "beasts of the southern wild" and 85-year-old emannuelle reva. >> one big surprise would be if ben affleck is able to win best director over steven spielberg, kathryn bigelow. >> reporter: affleck and big low were snubbed for nominations in
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the same category. "breaking bad" is up against pbs' "downton abbey." also nominated ed tina fey and poehler. they are expected to add a bit of a kick as co-hosts. >> the winner for best actor in a drama is -- >> daniel day lewis for avatar. >> certainly looks like it will be a fun night with the hosts expected to set a different tone than last year. we should also mention here at the beverly hilton they're expected to pour some 7,000 glasses of champagne over the evening. that won't help -- that won't hurt either. savannah? >> you guys are heading this way today, aren't you? >> we are, however mr. roker is warning us of some chilly weather. not that we're whining. >> we should whine. it's going to be rainy, right, and chilly? >> i think the rain will hold off.
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i don't think that's going to be a problem. chilly. windy. ladies, updos are in order. >> hope they have space heaters on the red carpet. we're going to need them. >> we understand your gown is designed by the north face. >> yes, exactly. yes. the red carpet puffy look. it's very, very in this year. and a reminder that we are hosting nbc's preshow special live from the red carpet on sunday night. it starts at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific time. we'll be live in los angeles with a complete wrap-up monday on "today." coming up, we'll have much more on the golden globes. >> and the expectant royals, unveiling of duchess of cambridge's royal portrait. what do you think of it? we'll show it to you in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, why one family's tap water literally catches fire
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when you put a flame near the faucet. savannah. it started with a phone call. she said, "i haven't done my taxes for a few years." what's a few? she said, "i think it's eight." she showed up with four file boxes of paperwork. "here, take my stuff and figure it out." i will do that for you. it's a mental challenge. it's a puzzle. but getting you the maximum refund- that's what i'm here for. bring it on.
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to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. good morning, it's 7:26 on this friday, january 11th. i'm aaron gilchrist, in the news for today, police across the region searching for a man considered dangerous. he broke out of a hospital. 27-year-old clayton, broke down a door to escape the washington hospital in tacoma park. he has a history of violence and suffers from paranoia. the police say if you see him stay away and call the police as soon as possible. some clinics around the d.c. area are starting to run out of flu shots as the illness spreads across the country. 41 states including maryland and virginia have reported a high number of flu cases. and today in the district,
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the presidential inaugust ral commit hosts it's grand opening on f street a few blocks from the white house. that's a live picture. selling collectibles ahead of the inauguration and the store opens at noon. weather and traffic coming your way next.
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mostly cloudy, cold and now we're in the 30s with a sprinkle of rain may be a flurry this morning and then some rain off and on likely this afternoon into early this evening. highs reaching near 50 and patchingy dense fog late tonight and tomorrow morning. chilly rain again first part of next week and turning colder by the end of next week. aaron? >> well right now we're still dealing with a problem on the outer loop of the beltway at georgia avenue. incidents to the right shoulder but we have significant delays. let's look at the live shot at
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colesville road. some significant volume there on the outer loop and that's the traffic heading toward you. about a 23-minute ride on the outer loop from 95 to 270 at 26 miles an hour. aaron? >> mik
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morning, january 11th, 2013, as we count down to the golden globes. it's now just two days away. coming up, we will have your complete guide to one of hollywood's most anticipated nights of the year, from who we expect to win to what the stars will be wearing. i'm savannah guthrie live in los angeles. matt is back in new york. i know you're anxious to join us here in l.a. for sunday's live preshow red carpet special. i know how interested you are in the fashion, matt. >> absolutely. we're jumping on a plane after the show today, savannah. we'll be out there before you know it. >> how about the history made on
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thursday during those oscar nominations when 9-year-old quvenzhane wallis earned best actress nomination for her role in "beefs of the southern wild"? she is the youngest actress to ever be nominated. the duchess of cambridge, her first portrait unveiled. a complete wrap-up of the golden globes. we also have a rare interview with justice sonia sotomayor. she is the first latino woman to serve on the supreme court. tap water setting fire. jeff rossen has the story. >> can you imagine turning on
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your faucet in the bathroom and the water suddenly ignites, creating a fireball right in your house? it can happen thanks to a chemical in some drinking water. one family outside cleveland is living this nightmare right now. it's a starting sight. yes, that's tap water, catching fire. jason and debbie klein couldn't believe their eyes. fearing for their young children. >> i was so scared. it just was a huge explosion. the entire sink, up to the ceiling. >> reporter: it started just weeks ago, when they noticed their water was fizzing. then when debbie lit a candle near the sink, the water lit up. >> we're putting our kids in the bathtub every night of this explodable water. >> turns out there's highly flammable methane gas in their well water. it's invisible and naturally occurring in the ground. it can seep into wells.
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that seepage even worse if the ground is disturbed. anything from earthquakes to drilling. and near the klein's house, it just so happens a natural gas company was drilling. before they started, the company paid to test the family's water. methane levels were nine, just within safe limits. but months into the drilling, tests show the methane levels had sky rocketed, reaching 22, more than twice the acceptable level. >> this family in ohio is not alone. there have been methane found in drinking water across the country. >> there's even a film about the issue, anti-drilling documentary "gas land." >> whoa! >> critics of drilling say laws need to be tougher to protect homeowners. >> oil and gas companies have been granted special exemptions from some of our most important environmental laws and we need really tough enforcement, which we don't have now.
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>> reporter: for the klein family in ohio, the cause of their flaming water is still unclear. the gas company told nbc news they support the state investigation. and there are many natural variables that can cause the levels of methane to change. but in the meantime, the kleins say buying a methane filtering system would cost $8,000, money they don't have. forced to drink bottled water instead. and they're still bathing, ewing the tap. >> we don't know the consequences of sitting in gas water. we just don't have a choice. >> overnight a gas industry group told nbc news when current laws are followed, drilling is safe. officials in ohio say they are taking this case very seriously and investigate all claims. and now washington is paying attention, too. congress has asked the epa to study the potential affects of drilling on drinking water.
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methane getting into the water supply, matt, only affects people who use well water. if you use the city tap, which i assume you do, it does not affect us. it affects millions of americans in this country. >> thank you, jeff rossen. appreciate it. let's get a check of the weather now from al. a lot of folks here braving the cold. very snow stretching from minnesota back to the rockies and we have sunny and warm conditions through if southeast on sunday sunday. we have showers in the upper ohio river valley from the northeast later and record highs up and down the southeastern and mid-atlantic coast and frigid conditions in the plains and kwold in the pacific northwest and in southern california for the red carpet and the golden globes, partly cloudy, cool, temperatures and mid-to-upper 50s with a little bit of a breeze. that's what's going on around
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the yes. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.. >> good morning, clouds closing in to the metro you're coming in from the southwest. and they are producing a few sprinkles and maybe trying to reach the ground and all those areas in the green across montgomery county into fred wreck, northern loudoun and perhaps in southeast washington and parts of prince george's county in southern maryland. but the bulk of the rain is expected later this afternoon. ahead of that, chilly and we're in the mid 30s and much of the region near 40 in the cities and near 50s this amp and then warmer for the >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you. of course, we all know binge drinking is bad for your health. what about for your looks? new app shows you how alcohol can rav acknowledge your face over time. and some officials are betting it will help some people stop. janet shamlian joins us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this could turn out to be more effective than hitting us with medical facts of alcohol consumption.
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this is an appeal to vanity. how your face may look like years from now based on how much you drink now. regulars here and everywhere might not like what they see in the mirror. it's the way many women kick back at the end of the day, with a glass or two of wine. but what if you knew now the toll alcohol would take on your appearance later? well, there's an app for that. >> cheese. >> it's called drinking mirror. users upload a photo of their face and plug in their alcohol consumption. >> how many glasses do you drink per week? >> reporter: what comes back is not always a pretty picture. >> that's horrible. >> reporter: the photo generated shows the potential long term affects of drinking, weight gain, deeper wrinkles and red cheeks. this woman didn't like how she might look in a decade.
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to encourage women to more closely monitor how much they're drinking. the cdc indicates almost 14 million u.s. women or one out of eight are binge drinking three times a month, consuming an average of six alcoholic beverages at a time. >> the problem with binge drinking, it seems harmless. it's something we deal with all the time, a glass of wine or three or four. binge drinking leads to problems with your body and your brain and really self harming behaviors that can lead to addictive behavior. >> reporter: the drinking mirror can be a valuable tool, these women, enjoying an adult beverage in ft. lauderdale weren't sold on it. >> i don't take it seriously. it doesn't take so many things into affect. your genes, other things that you do in life. how much you work out, how much you don't work out. >> reporter: the potential medical effects of alcohol use, such as diabetes, liver and heart disease.
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it's purely a play on vanity. >> the picture is horrible. but there's no way that's actually happening. >> reporter: it can be a harsh reflection of what might be. for the drinking mirror is an app that's available on both android and apple platforms. you can upload your photo and see what might be there for you in the future. but it's not all scientific. savannah, there might be some entertainment involved in this as well. back to you. >> and perhaps some terror as well. janet shamlian, thank you so much. still ahead, a closer look at the youngest best actress nominee ever, 9-year-old quvenzhane wallis. remember that name. is justin timberlake about to make his comeback? mysterious message has a lot of people talking. first these messages. so i had a fiber analysis done and sure enough, we're family. but you're not even shredded. you're...crunchy?! that happens sometimes.
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in the fall. the emotional aspect of this is still just as present, just as large. the long-fated glory of the costaconcordia, starting to seem dwarfed by the effort to remove it, costing some $400 million, as the scrap steel will be worth about $10 million. but to the tiny island of giglio to those who were here, it's the human price that haunts them. 32 people died. an american couple, a little girl, a woman on her honeymoon. nearly 6,000 miles away in austin, texas, pete garcia and blake miller still see that night as like a dream or movie. >> the screaming, the yelling. there was a lady trying to -- she had a baby with her. and she got so desperate. she was trying to hand the baby over the railing. >> reporter: finally found a lifeboat but remained
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heartbroken for those who did not. >> we listened to one of the violinists on the ship, playing in one of the clubs and just absolutely amazing violinist. and after he finished his set we were going to go congratulate him and tell him how much we loved his work and a few days later when we were watching tv, they said he was one of the first bodies that was found. and so that part, talking about the people, the individuals, that's the part that still gets to me, still chokes me up. >> reporter: the cruise line has reimbursed them. they offpted to take settlement instead of suing. with it they bought a boat named mojito, for the drink they were enjoying when the concordia hit. >> i had taken my grandmother's ros aary to be blessed in rome. it was stuffed in my backpack. it's still on the ship. that's one thing i want back.
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>> reporter: some survivors were told they might be able to get their items back, at least what was left in their safe, but not until the ship is ready to be towed out of here. sunday the ceremony will include a moment of silence, mass, and crews will take the boulder that the ship struck, put it back in the sea where it originally was. matt? >> all right. michelle kosinski in italy for us. michelle, thank you very much. up next, what the duchess of cambridge is saying about her first official portrait after this morning's unveiling. that's right after this. hi, i'm phil mickelson.
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the southern wild." >> a nomination for an academy award. and that became a reality for quvenzhane wallis. at 9 years old she is the youngest best actress nominee in history. >> my mom, i was asleep, she taps me, you're nominated! you're nominated. i wake up. all i saw with his my name, scrolling. >> you want to be dead? >> no. >> you gonna leave me alone? >> quvenzhane was just 5 when she auditioned for her role in "beasts of the southern wild." about a girl whose home in the louisiana bayou is threatened by floodwaters from a melting ice cap. >> what she has achieved as you know believable. she had no acting experience before. she's such a natural in front of
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the camera. you watch this movie and she has such a presence and such a wisdom beyond her years that it's something really to behold. >> from rating an acceptance speech off her iphone at critics choice awards to red carpet appearances, the louisiana native who loves sweets and seafood seems to be handling her newfound fame in stride. >> you look gorgeous. tell me who you're wearing. >> mom? >> val flores. >> when she stopped by "today," she was asked about the accolades. >> people are saying you could win an oscar. you know what the oscars are, right? >> the golden man. >> the golden man could go home with you. what do you think? >> it's exciting and that people
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think i might get it, it's very exciting and touching to me. >> exciting it is. she's very cute. we'll see her sunday perhaps. >> very cool event. by the way, savannah, a huge event in london this morning, unveiling of the first official portrait of the duchess of cambridge. she was there to check this portrait out. it was done by artist paul elmsley. 65-year-old from gl aasgow. her reaction was simply amazing. i think it looks like a picture. >> two sittings. >> interesting expression. almost a mona lisa-esque expression. >> it is, like she's concealing something. i wonder what that could have been at the time. >> a lot of people looking for a baby bump this morning. they didn't get a good glimpse of one. paul emsley, the artist, also the same artist who did my portrait with the old spice guy.
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it's 7:56 is your time on this friday, january 11, 2013. 40,000 people are expected to pack into the president's two inaugural balls and they'll be treated to superstar performers and among those announced, alicia keys, katy perry and for more head to nbcwashington.com/inauguration and click on "local guide."
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good morning. above freezing much of the area and lots of cloudiness around and might have an isolated sprinkle this morning and a greater chance of rain later this an and up around 50. and then rain ends tonight with patchy dense fog late tonight to saturday morning followed by a mild weekend and maybe rain first part of next week. mike cremedas how's traffic? >> we have very slow traffic on 50 westbound inside the beltway. a live look at 202, heavy delays, 14 minutes from the beltway to gw parkway. another news update in 25 minutes. for now back to the "toda
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>> ooh! it's the 11th day of janu y january, 2013. that is a classic scene from a great movie, pretty woman. and you may be see saiing, why are we showing you miss julia roberts and richard gere on this friday morning? because that movie is your winner to inspire a great story for miss savannah guthrie while she is out getting ready to cover the golden globe awards. savannah is live in los angeles this morning. so that will be your assignment,
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savannah. how do you feel about the viewer's choice? >> i'm excited. pretty woman adventure. it has all those different out fits, but, no, not the one from the beginning of the movie. >> why not? >> walking down hollywood boulevard. come on. >> get that image out of your head. nobody wants to see that. i did a little digging, got some information straight from the golden globe folks. new information. it's sclouf about sunday's big night. cath reason zeta-jones will be among the presenters and halle berry will also be taking a term at the podium. >> you're breaking me up with your world exclusives. >> wonder we got our sources, nbc. >> we will be part of the team hosting the preshow for the golden globes special 7:00 pm eastern time, 4:00 pm pacific time here on nbc.
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who may walk away with the big awards and, of course, talking about the fashions on the red carpet. >> speaking of exclusives, we're getting an exclusive tour of a very exclusive club. >> say it one more time. >> that's right. it's in exclusive los angeles. the magic castle. they say you can contact the spirit of houdini. if he's not there, leave a message. >> all right. >> and let's go inside right now. natalie is standing by at the news desk with a check of all the headlines. natalie? >> good morning, al and matt. good morning, everyone. a major storl is starting to dump as much as a foot of snow from utah to the great lakes. it's making road travel there treacherous and will intensify with strong winds and cold temperatures. in plaquemines, louisiana, floods left people wading. living under a different name, police say richard wayne landers was abducted by his
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maternal grandparents during a custody dispute. cold case detectives tracked him down using his social security number. officials have not said if the grandparents will be charged. new developments in the mysterious murder of a chicago man who won a $1 million lottery jackpot. nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after winning a million dollars last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his
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lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. now for a look at what's trending today, a quick look at what has you talking online. who wants to host a game show? meredith vieira is trending on yahoo! after she revealed she is leaving "who wants to be a millionaire," to pursue other venues including here on nbc. did he sestiny child's come.
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the song will anchor a collection of previously released destiny's child hits. hints at a newalbum with him walking into the studio. >> what does the next decade mean for me? >> the video is followed by a clock, apparently counting down to the highly anticipated release. it is now 8:05. let's go back outside to al. we do love justin. >> i know. he will bring the music back. we like that. we have a cute family here. what's your name? >> lacey. >> where are you from? >> louisiana. >> very nice. >> some other cutis hee cuties . there's a sleeping one. where are you from? >> youngstown, ohio. >> good to see youngstown, ohio >> starting off with our pick city of the day, syracuse, new
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york. action 3 news, afternoon rain and cold temperatures in the low 40s. you see this whole mess making its way to the east coast and heavier showers and thunderstorms through michigan on into illinois and indiana. we're looking at a lot of wet weather that will move into the northeast later today and snow back behind this system and through the plains and another six to 12 inches of snow in the mountains and snow showers making their way through the interior pacific northwest and windy and chilly down through southern california. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm storm team4 meterologist tom kierein. right now a lot of cloudiness over the area and clouds are producing yourself in green maybe a few sprinkles trying to reach the ground and the greater bulk of rain arriving during the early and middle part of the afternoon and ending by this evening and ahead of that we're in the upper 30s to near 40 around the metro area. and later today near 50. after rain ends this evening, patchy dense fog may formulate tonight to saturday morning. a warm weekend to
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>> very. very excited. >> so many beautiful women will be gracing the red carpet, and men, too. there are some you have your eye on. jessica chastain, top of your list. >> she's relatively new, came on the red krpt a year ago, 2012 with her first oscars, wowed us in the mcqueen dress. in a year's time she's gone from basically classic icon to a fashion plate. so maybe that's a hint to what she'll be wearing sunday. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence, i love, too, to see what hair color she may have. >> raven locks with the dark hair. my favorite all-time look of hers was with the blond hair, bombshell calvin klein dress at the oscars last year. but recently was seen in a three-tier colored dress, very gothic. who knows what to expect from her. >> lena dunn dunham, looked cute
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in a red dress the other day on our show. >> we saw her in a valentino jumpsuit. she takes the risk. she's proud of her body. that, we love about her. love her. >> let's talk about trends. your first trend, you would give us a hint today. black and white is in? >> you may think, ooh, revolutionary. it's much more about bold, big contrast. very, very stark contrast. we've seen it on the runways marc jacobs, michael kors, sxa elegant with a twist. naomi watts. >> chillier than some of us had hoped. you think we're going to see skin, is that the trend still? >> skin is in. we're not talking jersey shore. skin is much more about cocktails and sheer panels. it definitely will translate to
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the red carpet. >> if you want to go lady like, ruffles and florals? >> ruffles are extreme, but big ruffles, big slits. nothing too led like about any of them. all quite extreme. prints on the red carpet are a new thing. i'm excited to see that. >> it's much more fun. people have dinner and drinks. >> relaxed and having fun. >> exactly. now back to you, matt. >> savannah, thanks. favorites to walk away with the hardware, michelle beedle. are you good at this? >> lock up everything i'm about to say. >> take this to the bank. >> best picture drama nominations. argo, "djang unchained" "zero dark thirty" and the winner is? >> i'm going to go "lincoln." personally i loved "django." people are in love with "l
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"lincoln." daniel day lewis is not daniel day lewis. he's lincoln. >> you're qualifying your first choice? >> i'm going to keep it real. i would like to see "lincoln" win. >> by the way, people still find it weird that they have comedies competing with musicals. but let's go through them. "les mis" "moon rise kingdom" "silver linings playbook." >> i personally believe "silver linings playbook" was a great film but "les mis," if they can get away with the hollywood hype, i think it may be "les mis." >> does that mean that you think ann hathaway will walk away with best supporting actress?
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>> she's going up against sally field and helen hunt, which a lot of people may not have seen "sessions." when anne hathaway sang "i dreamed a dream," that nailed it for her. >> and she lost 20 pounds. >> lost a lot. >> ben affleck for "argo," kathryn bigelow for "zero dark thirtiy" up against heavy hitters "hitter s ang lee and steven spielberg. >> ben affleck, i think he wins this one for ags argo." i think he feels dissed by the academy. and he beats spielberg, which is big. >> best actress in a musical or comedy, legends here, judi dench, meryl streep, jennifer
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lawrence. >> i love her in this movie. she's young, smart, the new hollywood without all the drama. love her in this film. >> emily blunt, by the way, fifth actress in that category. best television drama, homeland, downton abbey season premiered on sunday. 8 billion people watched it. breaking bad, board walk empire, downton abbey, homeland or the newsroom. >> homeland had a shaky season two. i'm actually going to go with breaking bad on this. this is a tough category. all five of these are obviously strong shows. they've got a loyal following. homeland doesn't do two in a row. >> those are very strong picks. should we have you on monday morning and either praise you or humiliate you? >> absolutely just throw things at me. >> michelle, thank you very much. we'll be there live on the red carpet as savannah, natalie, al and i host 7:00 pm eastern time,
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♪ is folgers in your cup we're back now at 8:19. big weekend at the national world war ii museum in new orleans, the grand opening of the new u.s. freedom pavilion. tom brokaw is there. good morning to you. i know this is a big deal. this is a labor of love, and has been for you, to help grow that museum. what's new there? >> reporter: frankly, matt, it's an astonishing experience to be here in this new pavilion. it began as a d-day tribute. it keeps growing and growing and growing. take a look at some of the aircraft suspended all over this boeing pavilion here in new orleans. the air war was fought all over the world. you see everything from b-17s to
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the p-51 mustang, critical to american success in the closing days of the war. this one happens to have a red tail. the the muskeghee airmen flew that. this is a great tribute to all those who were in the war. i can't tell you what it's like to be in that submarine and see it on an actual mission and then see what happened to it. >> the primary goal and focus of the museum is education. do you get a sense that there is a great thirst for knowledge about the second world war among the younger people who visit that museum? >> reporter: i do, matt. my own personal experience is that the baby boomers who came along after the war, it was not part of their memory. but all the books that have been written about that time and they realize what their parents went
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through. first the depression and then the war and how much we owe them and how much was at stake. so young people are coming here and learning the magnitude of this war. 50 million people perished in world war ii, fought on six of the seven continents. the british military historian says the largest single event in the history of mankind. so big that we're just now beginning to come to grips with how important it is in the 20th century and for mankind through the years. >> tom, for your work in making it an even better place, we congratulate you. thanks for joining us this morning. >> reporter: all right. one more thing, matt. the paratroopers who landed on d-day had a cricket so they could identify each other. i'll send you one so if we get lost in the dark, we can always find each other. >> appreciate it. now here is savannah out in los angeles. a lot of exclusive clubs here in los angeles, but none quite like the legendary magic
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castle. it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. our cameras were allowed inside for a rare guided tour. kristen dahlgren is there this morning. krist kristen, good morning. >> reporter: they say you can communicate with the dead. cool it, harry. but the magic castle is really all about the living, living it up and having a great time. ♪ i'll be your entertainer i'm putting on a show ♪ >> reporter: the magic castle may be the world's most unique nightclub. >> no birds come out of my sleeve, i guarantee you that. >> reporter: nestled at the base of the hollywood hills, this old victorian mansion has become a mecc aa for magic, celebrating 50 years of oohs and ahhs. >> i think this is the pinnacle for most magicians. >> reporter: tv actor and magician neil patrick harris is the president of the academy of magical arts which operates the club. escorting me on a tour that
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requires a secret password just to get in. >> open sesame. whoa! >> reporter: every night, the club's three showrooms, restaurants and bars host members and guests. david copperfield, david blaine and siegfried and roy. >> people love a mystery. >> reporter: the castle was started in 1963 by magician miltlarson amilt larson and his brother. >> now it's gotten out of hand. >> reporter: because many believe the castle is haunted. >> invisible piano playing host. >> let's try do you believe in magic. ♪ ♪ do you believe in magic >> reporter: for true believers, the houdini sayonce room with
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the master's old props. >> you try to get houdini's spirit to appear. >> reporter: every night on stage, age-old art of fooling an audience lives on at the magic castle. >> i like to watch people watch magic. i like to watch people be mesmerized. ♪ just an illusion >> reporter: the magic castle has more than 5,000 members, both magicians and fans of magic. you need to know one to get in. getting that ticket may be the biggest trick of all. >> you got a good seat there, kristen dahlgren. thank you very much. >> the golden globes has announced the menu for everybody. >> another world exclusive. >> breaking news. >> i'm sorry. i have sources. i mean -- >> go ahead. >> first course grilled
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artichoke on frisee served with fennel tomato lemon mousse, good morning, it's 8:26 on your friday, january 11th. i'm aaron gilchrist. some wet weather to get through before the weekend warmup. tom kierein is here with the forecast. right now you're looking at a picture over the nation's capital and some cloudy skies still to deal with this morning but, tom, that's going to clear up a little bit, right? >> just a little. make a little peek of sun over the next hour otherwise a lot of cloudiness moving over much of the region and we have a few sprinkles trying to reach the ground. those areas in green, shenandoah valley in northeast of washington. and a greater chance, though, of
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any rain arriving into the metro area not until later this afternoon. and right now a chill in the air and we're in the 30s to near 40. warmer this weekend and maybe more rain first part of next week. aaron? >> thank you, a road check after this
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>> not too bad on 66 outside the beltway and a live look at gallos road and eastbound traffic heading away. 13-minute ride from fairfax county parkway to 295 at 15 miles an hour. tune
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8:30 now on this friday morning, the 11th of january, 2013. we've got a nice crowd in ro rockefeller plaza and new york city. chilly there and chilly here, guys, in los angeles. i'm savannah guthrie. the rest of the gang is holding down the fort in new york city. they're getting ready to join us here on the west coast, and
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willie geist as well. >> and that guy. >> the party crasher. >> savannah, by the way, you know natalie had a skiing accident recently. she's wearing a cast on her right hand, which is not exactly in keeping with the glam of the red carpet. >> what am i going to do? >> jill martin is here with a little fashion accessory. >> to match with your dress. >> what? >> we have a little surprise. >> will you hold that? >> of course i will. >> an exclusive one of a kind? >> exclusive design. >> make it bigger. >> it will work. it will work. hang on. it will work. we secretly measured you. >> this is a challenge i've been having every day. >> it sounds like the surprise was actually gone over a little earlier. >> it goes perfectly with your dress so you can sparkle in style. >> straight for the michael jackson look. >> i'll practice my dance moves. >> jill, thank you. appreciate it. >> and as we continue from a
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dancing dad to a car-driven by a ghost, that's right. great choices for you on "today's" top clicks. >> if weight loss is your resolution for the new year, we'll talk to a group of teenagers who lost more than 700 pounds. >> rising in u.s. women's figure skating and she has a name fit for the olympics. 17-year-old gracy gold, a live performance out on the rink in a few minutes. >> her parents knew what they were doing. lots to get to. meanwhile, a check of the weather. let's take a look and see what we've got as we look ahead toward the weekend. record highs in the upper ohio river valley, warm through florida, snow showers through the great lakes. heavy rain in lower and mississippi river valley and for sunday sunday, record highs along the eastern seaboard and more heavy rain in the mid
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mississippi river valley and lots of sunshine in the pacific northwest and sunny and cool and unfortunately, for the red carpet, going to be chilly. partly cloudy and cool, temperatures mid-to-upper 50s with a bit of a breeze. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. after a little morning sun at sunrise, now the clouds have moved in producing some scattered sfriscatter scattered sprinkles in green. greater chance of steady rain not until later. ahead of that a chill in the air above freezing in most areas mid-to-upper 30s to near 40. and only up near 50 for a high later this afternoon and rain coming in ending early this evening. patchy, dense fog toeblbly tonight to saturday morning and sun back tomorrow afternoon into the 60s and near 70 on sunday and maybe more rain on monday and tuesday. all right. time for "today's" top clicks, where you get to vote for your favorite viral videos of the week. click number one this week, our
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new champ -- drum roll, please, dance like nobody's watch iing. remember this one? dancing around the busy baggage claim at l.a.x. this was not the first time she was inspired to break out the dance moves. she's done this in places all over. >> nobody is looking. >> no reaction whatsoever. >> it's just another day in l.a. >> interestingly enough, savannah, we had video of you doing the same thing yesterday. >> oh, stop t i wish i were that limber, willie. i wish. >> got the moves. >> she's got some stiff competition this week. click number two, a sexy and i know it parody that shows you can keep your sense of humor even when you have five kids. ♪ look at that daddy girl look at that daddy girl look at that daddy i work out ♪ ♪ i got diapers in my hands and i ain't afraid to show it show it show it i'm a daddy and i know it ♪
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>> this is my personal favorite. >> i love that one. >> i'm partial to that one. >> i saw this one last week and thought this is spectacular. >> that's a good one. >> fully loaded diapers. >> fully loaded. >> diapers, fully loaded, the sequel. >> exactly. >> click number three, the wedding crashers. bride and groom, along with 11 others, took to the skies for a dream wedding but shortly after the i dos, an unexpected twist. >> brace. hold on. >> yeah! oh, yeah. >> not the way they drew that one up. >> that just hurts watching that. >> they're all okay. >> we can show you this in smiles because no one was seriously injured. click number four, how would you react if this happened to you? >> hello. what the heck? he's totally gone. oh, my god.
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>> am i trippin some? >> where did they go? >> just throw it in here. i'm a ghost. >> i'm a ghost, he says. >> that's my favorite. savannah, you vote for that one? >> it is so good. i think it's 3 1/2 minutes if you watch the whole thing. all these reactions are priceless. >> it's a magician who hid himself in the carseat. and still drove the car but it looked empty. we know what savannah likes. we know what al likes. what do you think? >> i like the daddy. >> the video? >> the video, yeah. >> so which one will be "today's" top click? dance like nobody's watching, i'm daddy and i know it, wedding crashers or the invisible drive-thru prank?
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we'll reveal the winner next friday. we're back in a moment. >>
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we're back at 8:39. this morning on new year new you, we're looking at inspiring weight loss stories. a group of students who, through their school lost more than 750 pounds. kerry sanders has their story. good morning, kerry. >> reporter: good morning, willie. in classrooms like this across america, kids learn reading, writing, arithmetic. but rarely do they learn, eat this, not that. but one school district decided that could change. >> the heaviest i've been, i heard somebody say you can't sit there. you're too big for that seat. that was hurtful. i went home that night and
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cried. >> my heaviest was 830 pounds. if you're big, uh-uh usually get teased. oh, you're a fatty. it really brings you down. >> i was 275. i wouldn't want to look in the mirror. i hid it from my mom because, you know, i wanted her to be happy. and i wanted to be happy. but it was hard to make friends. >> 257. i would be like 500, 700 pounds or something like that. >> reporter: last september, chelsea, jason, sarah and cameron, along with eight other students from independence, missouri, left their family and headed to mindstream academy, a boarding program in bluffton, south carolina, on a mission to lose weight. the trip paid for by their own school district. >> we as a school district can take advantage of an opportunity for students and their families
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to change the course of their life, that's what we're going to do. >> reporter: mindstream academy and parents helped foot the bill. and for the next three months, they exercised, were counseled and learned about healthy eating. in december, they returned to missouri after losing a combined 756 pounds. an emotional homecoming. >> he has changed so much. he is so skinny. >> reporter: not only did they lose weight, but they gained confidence. >> the before picture and you see the girls, the hair was all up in ponytails, baggy clothes. and after picture, it was, look at me now. i got makeup on, hair down, hand on the hip, pride. >> that pride shared by all. >> i lost 100 pounds. my self esteem was just through the roof. >> i'm very proud of you, jason. i think it's an amazing thing. >> i lost 55 pounds.
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i'm smiling a lot more. i think i just have more optimism. >> extremely proud. i mean, she's always made me proud, but i'm just even prouder. >> no one recognizes me. i grew four inches and i lost 65 pounds. >> i think as parents of these children from mind stream, that we just feel really blessed. >> when i got down to about 250 pound pounds i said, wow! she still tells me every day she's happy i'm home. >> one of the things i told her, i said, i have always told you that you're beautiful. i hope you see it now. >> i do. >> the independence, missouri, district, is going to be sending sarah, jason, cameron and chelsea back to the landmark academy next week to continue their weight loss program and increasingly across america schools are beginning to
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recognize if they teach kids what to eat at a young age, it likely will stick with them the rest of their lives. willie? >> great story out of independence, missouri. kerry sanders, thanks so much. golden globes inspired "today's" take three, including what we can expect from co-hosts tina fey and amy poehler. should be fun. first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:45 with a woman living with aids who became the face of the disease by challenging people to erase the stigma associated with it. jenna bush hager is here with the story. good morning. >> good morning. mary fisher took america by storm in 1992, faced a fearful nation with a message of compassion. >> i want your attention, not your applause. i would never have asked to be hiv positive.
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>> mary fisher's historic speech at the 1992 republican national convention is known as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century. it's called "a whisper of aids" yet her words were anything but quiet. her speech resonated with a nation still learning about the death sentence called aids. >> i am one with the lonely gay man sheltering a flickering candle from the cold wind of his family's rejection. >> reporter: a mother of two and daughter of a wealthy republican politician, working in the ford white house in 1974, this was not the typical face of aids. but when mary fisher was asked to break her silence, she stood up strongly. what was your main message? what did you want to get across? >> i didn't want my children to feel the shame. so speaking out, for me, was a lot about them. i knew there was tremendous stigma against the gay community. and my message was if it can happen to me, it can happen to you.
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and we need to be compassionate. >> reporter: after learning she contracted the virus from her ex-husband, who later died from the disease, she found a new mission in life. mary wrote books and gave speeches. at the same time she prepared for death. and for her young children's future when she would be gone. >> i was organizing how it would be for them. who would be taking care of them. how would they be living. because i don't think anyone can love their children as much as a mother can. i wanted them to know how i felt. each night i rehearsed for the day when i must give you over. that is why, as i reach for the day's last kiss and hug, you always hear me say the same four words. sleep with the angels. >> reporter: but with the help of great medical advances, it turns out that memboir was not her last book. >> i can't help but think about the title, "the messenger." in some ways, is that what you see yourself as, as a messenger?
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>> i think, yes, in some respects, that we can all be messengers, that we all have the opportunity to make a difference in other people's lives. and when i first gave my speech in '92, i said that i didn't want my children to think of me as a victim, but i wanted them to think of me as a messenger. >> a message that her sons, 20 years later, have never forgotten. >> she taught me that integrity is everything, that you need to stand up for what you believe in and that no voice is too small, i think, is the biggest thing. >> reporter: yet just as she was learning to live, she faced another unexpected blow last year. breast cancer. >> being diagnosed with cancer is so different than being diagnosed with hiv. people come out of the woodwork. they want to tell you their story. they want to help you. they want to give you advice. when i was diagnosed with hiv, it is so the opposite. >> reporter: so this is your happy place? >> this is my studio, place that i love. >> reporter: her cancer is now in remission and her life in
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sedona, arizona, is filled with art, advocacy and helping people live with hiv in africa. and a very special dance she never dreamed she would live to experience. >> it was the most amazing moment, i think, of my life, to watch my son get married and to be alive to see this. i was just -- yeah. i was overwhelmed with joy. >> fisher really defied all odds and now is one of the millions of americans living with aids. but she did say that 20 years after her famous speech, sadly, the stigma still exists and it's what she works for every day. >> absolutely. >> to make sure that people can live without that stigma. >> she has a powerful voice and so many people are listening. it's a great piece, jenna. thank you. her new book is called "messenger." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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>> announcer: "today" at the rink is brought to you by folgers. the best part of waking up is folgers in your cup. this morning on "today" at the rink, a rising star in the skating world, gracie gold. she's 17 years old, u.s. junior champion and with the winter olympics in sochi not far away, about a year from now, she has
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her eye on the liolympics. it's great to meet you. thanks for coming. >> thank you for having me. >> with a name like gracie gold there seems to be a bit of destiny involved here. does that name drive you into olympic sports? >> i picked skating because i love it, but it's a great name to have in the sport. >> it doesn't hurt for marketing, let's say that. sochi, as i said, is about a year away. what do you have to do between now and then to reach your goal, which is to skate in the olympics? >> ever since i was a little girl and a skater, it's been my dream to go to the olympic games. this coming championships later this year, this spring, will decide how many spots we have. and next year's national will decide the olympic trials of skating to decide who goes. >> week from sunday, combines the gymnastics and skaters. >> january 20th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
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eastern time on nbc. right before the championship. >> sounds good. i'll take your jacket so you will be more comfortable to skate. >> thank you. >> you're skating to alicia keys "girl on fire." gracie gold, take it away. ♪ she's just a girl and she's on fire caught up in a fantasy ♪ ♪ she's living in a world and it's on fire ♪ ♪ she knows she can find her way she's got her feet on the ground and she's burning it down ♪
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she's just a girl and she's on fire ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, 17-year-old gracie gold. keep your eye on gracie. we'll be back, but first these messages. 8:56 is your fiemg on this friday, january 11th, 2013. good morning. a weekend warmup is on the way and chilly. we'll check in where storm team4 meterologist tom kierein. tom, good morning. good morning and rain moving closer to the metro area and now here's storm team 4 radar.
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the areas in light green are a few sprinkles of light rain across northern virginia, shenandoah valley heading northeast to washington here in the next hour. and the greater chance of any more rain is this afternoon and ending early this evening. some patchy dense fog late tonight early to saturday morning and sun back saturday afternoon and highs in the mid 60s. near 70 on sunday and more rain on monday and tuesday.
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much better on the outer loop of the beltway near northbound 59 in virginia no problems. delay-free and looking great at the springfield interchange. a 10-minute ride on 95 to the beltway at 56 miles an hour. >> mike, thank you. tune in for "news4 today" on monday at 4:28. see you then!
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back now with more of "today" on this friday, january 11th, 2013. we've got a pretty nice crowd outside on the plaza, kicking off their day with us here. i'm willie geist alongside tamron hall. matt, al and natalie on their way to join savannah in los angeles. michelle beedle, jason kennedy is joivening us this morning. savannah has been reporting from out there all morning. >> it's getting exciting around here. you're starting to feel the energy build. in a couple of moments we'll see how all of our picks compared to
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your picks at home when we're talking about the big races. will "lincoln" get the expected big haul or will "silver linings playbook" pull it off? >> just what they wear to the awards show will influence fashion. we all love fashion. offspring influence baby names to the offbeat fashion. celebrity baby names, blu ivy i think is a hit. that's still in style. the big question, what should the royals name their baby? >> frank. >> frank? >> very good ring to it. >> you have to say it like michelle. frank. could you see kate middleton, frank. >> kathy, bill and frank. >> perfect. like it. little later on, the name is the easy part. as they get older, there are other big decisions to be made,
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such as when they start dating. we'll have a panel of moms chew over some of the tough questions. on "today's" take three, savannah is in los angeles and the great michelle beedle is back and the great jason kennedy. >> awkward. >> interestingly enough, michelle will do a skating performance for us. >> i am. >> right after this. >> i really am. i have some glitter. >> which i should be really fun. categories of the golden globes, give you our picks and see who you chose. best motion picture drama and best motion picture comedy or musical. best motion picture drama. let's take a look. savannah says "zero dark thirty." jason, you and i agree "argo." >> thank you. >> and the ladies, tamron and michelle, say "lincoln." viewers with the ladies on this one. 56% say it's "lincoln." savannah guthrie, defend your
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choice. >> i'm not really making predictions. that's why we have the experts, michelle and jason here. i just picked my favorites. there are so many good movies this year. if you have three or four hours to sit in the theater and watch them. they're long but i thought "zero dark thirty" was very good. a very stark look at the ten-year hunt for osama bin laden. i know there's been a lot of controversy setting all of that aside, it's just a very riveting film, i thought. >> jason, we were surprised when ben affleck wasn't nominated for "argo." >> but it won best picture at the critic's choice award and literally gave an acceptance speech and said i want to thank the academy. he was so on point with it. i was surprised. everybody, like you said, was also surprised. i think it got a shot, though. the picture has a shot. obviously he won't win because he wasn't nominated for best director but we'll see. >> what did you think about "lincoln"? >> i didn't see it. >> i like what we're doing now.
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>> you asked for predictions. i only went by the incredible buzz and everyone that i respect seems to like it. i apologize. >> did you just throw things at a dart board last night? >> i did. i'm going to go out on a limb and be complely honest not because i have children, because i don't. and not because i'm busy, because i'm not. i just have not seen any of these movies. >> none of them? >> i'm going to hook you up from some screeners. >> thank you. my opinions are soly based on -- i do read a lot and all of the reviews. we're so glad you're with us here for the segment. go have some brunch over there. >> bye. >> did you see lincoln at least? >> i actually did not see "lincoln." >> an entertainment guru. >> exactly. i would have picked "django" because it's one of my favorite films of the year. i just don't see that happening. what daniel day lewis did in transforming himself and how beautiful the film is, just to look at, it's got a pretty good
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shot. >> academy loves movies like that. >> big fancy. >> and the whole package. >> the hollywood dream. >> and it was an election year. >> wow! let's move on and hope that some of the panel has seen some of these next movies. best motion picture comedy or musical. savannah, jason and michelle all say "les mis" maybe the favorite. tamron, you and i like "silver linings playbook." >> i like the movie because i like the cast. again, i haven't seen the movie. but the reviews are incredible. >> yes, savannah? >> why are you hiding your talent for french by calling it "les mis"? >> no, i don't like to. >> please. >> on monday you talked about girard depardieu. >> are you talking about "les miserables." >> there it is. >> 60% of the viewers think it will be "les miserables." >> in full disclosure, i did not
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like this movie at all. >> either she didn't see it or didn't like it? >> no, it was three hours long. it's all singing instead of speaking. a person that gives out awards is in love with this kind of movie and i get that. >> you have to have an incredible cast. anne hathaway, hugh jackman, russell crowe, they nailed it. i think the viewers agree. >> russell crowe did -- he was in that movie. not all great singing. >> adam lambert. >> i don't think you're going to get that exclusive interview with russell you have been looking for. >> he will be thrilled to see you. >> best actress in a tv drama. here are our picks. savannah says it's a tie between claire danes and dockery. i love connie britton.
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she has been good her whole care career. i think she gets it. tamron and jason like claire danes. >> we actually watch homeland. now you're talking. i know michelle is disappointed with this season. >> i didn't love season two. the finale got me back interested. i'm going dark horse, juliana margoulise. >> you know who agrees? our viewers. >> really? nice. >> should we do one more of these? let's do actor in a comedy or musical. if we call those up, savannah, jason, we all say alec baldwin. >> got to go alec. >> it's the last season. >> i know but lewis c.k. is ridiculous in a good way. the best. >> and michelle is going off the board a little bit. >> i went historically, parsons kicks hiney when it comes to these award shows. >> he does. >> sheldon is a great character
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from "binge bang theory." i don't think they're going to care that it's alec's last season. i don't think they'll be romantic. >> hollywood loves baldwin, though. >> the oldest, youngest nominee but with the golden globes, they -- >> viewers attend to agree with you, by the way. >> let's talk about the hosts that you're going to see out there, tina fey, amy poehler. the moment it was announced everybody said, yes, of course. finally. they first started hosting "weekend update" together more than eight years ago in october 2004. ben affleck and nelly were the musical guests. tina fey was co-anchor to jimmy fallon. is it okay if i play the clip mom jeans? >> mom jeans fit mom just the way she likes it. she'll love the nine-inch zipper
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and casual front pleats. cut generously to fit a mom's butt. she'll want to wear them to everything, from soccer game to night on the town. >> i have to say, half the excitement, or more than half the excitement, about the golden globes are the two women hosting the show. >> i think we can all boldly predict and agree they'll be fabulous. i have to go. i have two days of intense beautification. >> oh, my gosh. wow! >> i took a page from willie. he gets the facial, exfoliation, spray tan. >> do i look like a get a spray tan? >> the spray tan has faded. >> i don't even know you any more, willie. >> i'm flying back tonight. save some bronzer for me. >> i will. >> see you monday. >> see you soon. >> jason, michelle, good to see
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you. stay tuned for your skating performance. >> will do. with more than 40 states reporting cases of the flu, in a severe flu season that could last as many as four months. visits are up 120% to emergency rooms with health officials declaring a flu epidemic. it's not too late to get a shot. cdc says there is a spot shortage of vaccine in some places. keep that in mind. and the suspect in last year's movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, has been ordered to stand trial. defense attorneys for james holmes say they are not ready to enter a plea. holmes is accused of killing 12 people after allegedly opening fire during the opening night of a batman movie back in july. vice president joe biden meets today with members of the video game industry after talks thursday with gun rights groups and the entertainment industry. in the wake of the newtown school shooting, biden, leading a task force on gun violence and will present recommendations to the president on tuesday.
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after thursday's meeting the nra accused the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. too bad samuel l. jackson wasn't on board. snake on the plane drama. a real snake. a ten-foot python was spotted by passengers flapping on the wing mid air. it apparently crawled up through the landing bay and found its way into a crevice in the wing. the plane landed safely, all the passengers okay. the snake has not been seen since. >> ahh. >> ahh? kate, the duchess of cambridge is as pretty as a picture. now there's a picture as pretty as kate. first official portrait of the duchess was unveiled today in london, painted by scottish artist paul emsley after just two sittings. the expected mom, who isn't showing yet, asked to be portrayed naturally as opposed to a royal. some people believe naturally means she looks ten years older.
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potty training has entered the 21st century with the ipotty for ipad. take a look. brightly colored trainer was a hit at the consumer electronics show in las vegas, sells for about 20 bucks, features a holder designed to grip an ipad that you need to supply yourself and, yes, it also has convenient splash guard for the little boys out there. >> what does it do, though? how does that potty train? watch the ipad when you're -- >> when boys say i'm not ready yet and they're being entertained. >> splash guard is key. they think of everything. >> okay. i've got one more story. >> there's more? >> thanks, jason. >> i'll be here. i'll be here for the next interview. still working on potty training, apparently. >> can i finish the newscast? i'm a legitimate news woman. you can't trust anyone these days, including these guys. this girl gets confused as to what she's supposed to do in a trust fall. take a look. >> trust fall. ready, set, go.
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>> no! >> not quite the way it's supposed to work. no one got hurt. you can officially laugh. one more time. look. i'm ready, i'm ready. >> look at her sister's reaction. >> it is now 12 minutes past the hour. and you're up-to-date. ready? >> yeah. >> tamron, thanks. al had to leave a little early to get out to the golden globes. we've gone to the good morning, all the people references. it doesn't feel like spring. you guys won a trip to new york city. and are you having fun? >> yes. >> what do you think so far some. >> everything. the lights, everything! >> the shopping, the food! >> oh, the people, too. we're actually going to see some really nice weather in the northeast. the place to be as we head into the weekend but out west, we're talking about a major snowstorm from billing ining montana to
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storm warnings and freezing rain advisories in eastern minnesota where this storm is headed and looking at, perhaps, a foot of snow across the northern plains and into minnesota as well. that's a look at the weather. here's a peek out your window. good morning, here we have some light rain across parts of northern virginia and into maryland trying to reach the ground, a few sprinkles initially and it's advancing toward the north and east and into washington, perhaps, within the next hour but the bulk of the rain expected is coming later today during the afternoon ending early evening and then some patchy, dense fog may be forming late tonight into saturday morning. after that, a mild weekend. maybe more rain >> and that is your latest forecast. now back to you guys inside. >> best and worst celebrity baby names. [ woman ] this is me. this is my tea.
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from the duchess of cambridge to kim kardashian, checking out the latest baby bumps seem to be the latest trend. baby center's global editor in chief. linda, good to see you this morning. >> good to see you, too. katherine heigl, baby adalaide. people love this one. >> this is an old world name. it has granny chic. >> i like that. >> yes. >> how about gisele bundchen and tom brady, vivian? >> two of the most beautiful people in the world pick one of the most beautiful names in the world. apparently you have to be super hot to use this. >> little different spelling, vivienne for them. drew barrymore and will kopelman. >> olive. drew could have been lindsay
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lohan, but she turned it around. it's a cute, quirky name. >> i guess she had that name picked out when she was three months pregnant, something like that. least favorite baby name, reese witherspoon and her husband name their baby tennessee. >> what a disappointment. america's sweetheart. moms love her and they hate this name. it's too southern, too offbeat. people expected more from her. >> she's a southern girl. she comes from nashville. it's a nod to her heritage. i don't think it's that bad. alyson hanniga sbchlt and her husband had keeva. what's with that? >> you think you heard it wrong. >> suri grows on you, though. i'll throw that out there. >> jessica simpson has been in the headlines for the pregnancy of 2012. she's pregnant again. let's talk about her first child, maxwell. i guess naming a girl maxwell is the problem? >> that's the problem with maxwell. in the '80s, unisex names were
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in. they're totally out. this is a girl. don't give her a boy's name. >> kim car dash kardashian. >> don't do the kimye. resist the urge to put them together. >> i don't think they will. >> duchess of cambridge and william. >> we did a survey at baby center. american moms want diana, in honor of the princess. u.k. moms want charlotte. got to go with something clsk and royal. >> i'm not going to judge the baby names. i think they did okay. >> hard not to. >> appreciate it. still to come, your daughter wants to date, your son wants to quit his sport. when is that okay? a panel of moms weighs in. first these messages. it's no ordinary nonfat yogurt. it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories, it's the lightest greek yogurt with fruit. its creamy, thick texture helps satisfy you.
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good morning, it's 9:26 on this friday, january 11th. i'm aaron gilchrist. a little rain on the way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is on the forecast. a cloudy sky over washington an a live view from the nbc hd city camera. as we approach 9:30, rain approaching the metro area coming in out of the south and west and those areas in green are a few sprinkles trying to reach the ground. montgomery county and fairfax, loudoun, prince william and south and west, it's vantsing toward the metro area and the bulk of any rain, ending early this evening and fog tonight and tomorrow and a warmer weekend to follow. we'll check the roads after
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much better on the beltway and looking good on georgia avenue. the problem right now on shan untily westbound. and the right lanes are shut down, the two, causing delays.
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11-minute ride on 66 west on the beltway to fairfax county parkway, aaron? >> don't forget to tune in to "news4 today" on monday morning at 4:28 a.m. have a great weekend!
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rooting for this hemingway guy to survive the war. >> it's 4:00 in the morning, pat. >> and he does. he does. he survives the war after getting blown up. he survives it -- >> that is bradley cooper and a great scene from "silver linings playbook," one of the best actor nominees among the movies vying for best picture at the 70th annual golden globe awards on sunday. matt, savannah, al, natalie will be there for all the festivities, before, during and after. i'm willie geist along with tamron hall. coming up, tough call for parents. what if your son comes to you and says i want to quit little
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league or your daughter wants to go on a date. >> are they in the same ballpark, the 12-year-old wanting to date and the boy who wants to stop playing sports? >> they're both difficult. the 12-year-old dating is a league of its own. forget little league. it moves on to the big leagues at that point. >> major question. also ahead, taking the chill off those cold winter nights with a recipe. ooh, shepherd's pie. >> favorite. >> it is delicious. chef charlie palmer. speaking of recipes, we're looking for the best finger-licking homemade chicken wing recipe in the nation for our first-ever chicken wing cook-off. >> yes. >> submit your favorite on the website today.com by next wednesday. we'll select a few finalists to come on and share their recipes. i like extra spicy. >> me, too. >> spicy. >> i'm middle of the road. >> really? >> yeah. i can do barbecue on any wings. >> bleu cheese, ranch? >> i like them wet. i don't like dry wings.
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>> i agree with that. you have to commit totally to making a mess of yourself. >> it's not a date food. >> no. >> not a date food. let's get a check quick of the weather from dylan. hey, dylan. >> g we're actually looking at pretty nice weather moving into the eastern half of the country for the weekend. we're looking at, perhaps, record high temperatures through the ohio river valley on saturday and the flip side of that is the heavy rain that's falling down through tennessee to arkansas and back into texas and rain doesn't go anywhere fast. you can see it still stretch fras the eastern great lakes to texas and we could see record highs through the carolinas. it looks really nice all up and down the eastern seaboard with sunshine and well above average temperatures. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. good morning, here in washington, a cloud cover thickening around lowering a little bit and producing a too sprinkles of light rain reaching the ground in northern virginia. the district to maryland, the
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patches of light green don't look like the bulk of any rain is later this afternoon ending early this evening and temperatures near 40, climbing to near 50 this afternoon and then fog, patchy dense fog late tonight into early saturday morning and then that mild weekend to follow and could get more rain >> and that is your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks a lot. up next, when is it okay to cry in front of your kids? our mom panel will weigh in on that question and more after the break. shampoo? i'll give you five. l'oreal paris creates new total repair 5. our most advanced level of haircare. it fights five of the top hair problems. total repair 5 with ceramide targets weak, limp, lifeless, dull, and straw-like hair. my hair is transformed, full. feels stronger with a healthy shine. total repair from root to core to tip. five problems, one solution. change the life of your hair. with new total repair 5. l'oreal's most advanced haircare. because you are totally worth it.
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this morning on our special series, tackling tough questions parents face, when is it okay to -- we've assembled a group of moms ready to share their personal experiences. tv personality and popular blogger. kelly wallace is chief correspondent for ivillage and dr. lisa thornton is a pediatrician. good morning, ladies. full disclosure, i don't have children but i have four nieces and nephews to believe i'm their mother. when maya didn't make the cheering squad, i cried for a week. the emotional attachment is there. >> we can help you through that. >> exactly. >> we'll deal with this. >> we asked people to submit some of these things. is it okay to? i love what people came up with. when is it okay to allow your teenager to date? my stomach just turned. >> my sympttomach turns, too.
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i have a 13-year-old. >> do you know your child's age? >> i'm allowed to get names wrong, dates wrong. she has personally asked me. >> how did she ask you? >> literally asked me, when can i date? i think we're pushing kids -- of course, the question is what is dating, but i think we're pushing especially our girls too quickly out of girlhood. i know her. she's a middle schooler. she's not ready to date. >> you flat out said no? >> i've seen -- >> you have to be careful. >> you know she's not ready. in our family we have just a number. and the number is 16. and the reason we -- we want them to date in high school, if they're going to do that, just so they can explore the emotional things that happen when you date. >> is that your professional number or as a doctor or as a mom? >> each parent has to make their own decision. >> you ultimately have to decide what dating is. >> versus holding hands or -- >> no, no, dating at 14 is not the same at 19. at 14, they can't drive.
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they're sort of hostage to the place where you are. your home. which means you can also supervise and should. >> okay. >> i have a number in my household. >> what? >> 30. i feel i'm safe who have other women around who have been through it. >> what are you really worried about with the dating? it's not the location, whether they're driving. it's whether it might turn into -- >> you want to prepare them for what can come up in dating. at 13, even if you give them -- you think you're giving them the skills, can they really execute those skills? i think 16, you can talk a little more frankly and they can handle a difficult situation. >> you have to lay out some parameters. is your 13-year-old daughter going to be comfortable with a 17-year-old boy? >> you just opened up a whole other -- >> that's the point. you have to label things out ahead of time. >> would you allow your kid to quit a sport or activity? >> this is interesting.
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i had the pleasure of interviewing michelle obama last summer. she was talking about this and it really stayed with me. she said malia wanted to quit tennis, but she was just getting good at it so she didn't want to let her quit until she was good enough at this about made that decision. now she loves it, trying out for the high school team. my girls are still young, but i think you have to watch your kids but there are times when you might want to keep pushing them a little bit so they can make that decision later on. >> i want to transition because this is in the news. expose your child to violent video games. when is it okay? >> a lot of research has been done in pediatrics. it actually leads to aggressive behaviors and aggressive thoughts and we don't want our children walking around with a lot of aggression inside them. the video game industry has a ratings system and parents should pay attention to that. the video games look very realistic. children may not realize that what they're playing isn't really real. there's that weird thing when you're very young. we recommend to the american
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academy of pediatrics you follow the video game manufacturer's rating system and don't. >> my response is heck no. demands of these violent games that are desensitizing, as you say, would go down. >> i'm with you 100%. violent video games and my nephews who are older. they put a game that is inappropriate on their wish list. >> you need to monitor what's going on online. games that you go and actually buy -- >> that's right. >> -- if you saw the news recently, those games are not selling as well. what's happening now is that people are moving to online platforms. that's changing everything. you have to be aware. >> plenty more to discuss in "is it okay" questions after this. the pull-ups team told the krumme family, a! we were filming a potty training video. oh! what was that? but what they didn't know... go, go, go!
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♪ a new challenge waits for you ♪ ♪ ♪ jumpin' into something new ♪ you really see all you can do ♪ ♪ ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup we are back with more from our panel of moms, renee silas, dr. lisa thornton, kelly wallace. when is it okay to cry in front of your kids? i didn't know that this was -- >> when is it not okay? >> i don't understand when it's not okay to cry. when is it not okay to show emotion in front of your kids? i think the issue is that you need to make understand that their world is not falling apart. >> yes. >> because they can take that and figure, what's happening?
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what's wrong with mommy? but when your kids are older, there's no problem with showing them that, you know what? i hurt a little bit. i'm going to be okay. but this is how i'm feeling. you don't want them to have a weird thing about emotions. >> exactly. also you want kids to know that you can cry in good things and bad. i was sick in december it and couldn't travel with my family to israel. i'm saying good by ining good- i'm crying and my 6 is it-year-old is saying why are you crying? i said i'm sad i'm not with you but i'm so excited for you. >> i think it depends. if it's a big marital spat, that's scary for a kid. you can draw them into conversations that they're not ready for. i remember walking into a bathroom and my expensive night cream was being smeared all over. i burst into tears and she said why are you crying? i just said, mom my's tired. >> and you just wasted $300 of that cream.
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>> i'm with parents in very heavy moments. it is very frightening when parents cry at the moment you deliver very serious news because then the child goes, whoa, this must be really, really bad. parents, what usually happens in my practice, parents take a private moment and they cry without the child there. and we can remove the child, separate them. because then the children get very frightened when that happens. >> last up on our list, ladies, when is it okay to share intimate details of your relationship? ie, marriage with your child. >> do you want the right answer or -- the right answer is never. intimate details? i don't think you mean that kind of intimate, but problems you're having. >> is it ever appropriate to talk about? >> no. >> no. >> i don't think so. >> i'm an adult child and sometimes my mom has overshared. and i don't want to -- you know, we want to be our parents' child not their marriage counselor. >> right. >> maybe the kids don't want to
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hear it. >> i can't imagine but there's part of me that wondered if i'm sharing a little bit more, is that going to encourage my girls to share more of their intimate life? >> no, they're just going to be grossed out. >> i agree. >> i don't think so. >> no. >> no one wants to hear from their mom. i still think dad's hot. >> no. >> not appropriate. >> my own son gets freaked out when we go out and i'll get a cat call every now and then and he's like, oh, that's so gross. >> embarrassing. >> excellent topic. i love all of you guys. thank you so much. hearty midwinter meal the family will love. those are details i can listen to. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning in "today's" kitchen, we're excited about this one. shepherd's pie for dinner. want to easily make a hearty meal, this is probably the perfect choice. charlie palmer is chef and owner of the charlie palmer restaurant. nice to see you. >> great to be here. >> i can't aye love this dish. >> it's like a winter classic. >> exactly. some people do lamb but you do beef. >> shepherd's pie, obviously, la lamb, shepherd in the field. it was originally called cottage pie. we're going to do it with beef today. it's very versatile. today we'll use a little beef chuck to start with here. we're searing it in a pan, almost making like a stew. throw those in there. we'll get it started. get all those veggies in there. we'll cook that down just like a stew. onions, carrots, what else? >> celery, little bit of garlic, red wine in there. >> we say a little. >> yeah, but throw it all in.
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>> that's what i thought. >> how long does this part of the process last? >> about an hour and a half to cook down. cover it, throw it in the oven. it's simple once you've grouned your beef. >> smells very good. >> you have your braised beef, all your vegetables are cooked down. you kind of tear that apart. nice, tender beef like that. >> falls off. now you're okay with using frozen corn and peas? >> there's not a lot of great stuff out there this time of year, root vegetables, stuff like this. but for a little color and ode to springtime, peas and corn. we have broken up our meat and have it in a pan like this. a roast that's leftover, chicken. it could be any kind of meat. >> that's sort of half the deal? >> right. then you take your mashed potatoes, yukon gold, incorporated butter and egg yolks in there. we're going to take that, spoon
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it over top, right on top of our meat picks tur. and then it goes right into an oven. i always tell people, this is something that you could really put together, cool it down. put it in the fridge and on sunday night, whenever you're going to eat it, pop it in the oven 45 minutes, brown it all up on top. >> tell me about the egg yolks in the mashed potatoes. >> egg yolks just to make it a little bit richer. cream is added to it, too. again, you don't need that. you don't have to do that. it's just making it nice and rich. parmesan cheese on top. >> that's beautiful. >> mmm. >> what we have, of course -- >> how long are we putting this in? >> 45 minutes in an oven, 350. >> what we have here is shepherd's pie. >> tamron, get in there. >> weapon of choice. >> get in there. >> i will. you don't have to ask me twice. >> we go with a really nice rich, spicy red wine.
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we have this eberle from california. >> you eat, i'll drink. how about that? >> i love that deal. >> hearty dish. >> very simple to put together. anybody can do it. >> so good for the winter. >> warms you up from the inside out. >> i like this year round. i know you say winter. >> you can eat it year round, absolutely. >> charlie, thanks so much. >> cheers. >> we'll take a look back at the week we had. >> flu shot. let's get it done. it hurt but i'm very strong. >> you go, betty white. nice to see you. welcome back. how are you doing? >> just great. >> hair and makeup room, my friends. >> i thought we were giving up alcohol. >> whoo! >> good job. >> bring the action. >> eli is all over everybody. >> natalie, could you get your dog away from my dog, please?
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>> half ski mask effect. put it on. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. oh! >> the cast of "girls" will join us right after this. >> jeff bridges is here. the dude is in the house. you never know who is going to come by our window. it is laura dern. do you want to come inside for a little bit? >> meagan, welcome to the nbc family. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> quick hello. ♪ those summer nights wella wella ♪ >> that's what's going on around the country. i can't take this anymore. >> i know. we spend a lot of time on the feed
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that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat, breading that is whole grain with omega-3 and no preservatives. it is my goal to make the highest quality, best-tasting nugget on the market. i want consumers to go, "dang, that's a good nugget." :57 is your time on this friday, january 11th, 2013. here's your forecast with storm team4 meterologist tom kierein. radar showing rain getting closer to the metro area but right now just some sprinkles and they're somewhat heavier rain in the ohio valley. right now these areas in green a few light sprinkles across northern virginia and around the district and into maryland.
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to the north and east, highs only around 50 later today and right now it's near 40 and then the warmer weather moves in for the weekend and first part of next week we'll probably have more rain and thick fog later tonight. watch out for that. the late morning traffic here's mooirks. looking great on the beltway, eastbound 66, a bit slow. a seersz problem on westbound 66 at 29 centerville and now your travel lanes have been re-opened and still have activity on the shoulder and about 11 minutes from the beltway to fairfax county parkway at 55 miles an hour. the golden globes are days away. coming up on "news4 midday", secrets on how to create your
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> well, it is try day. we're delighted toave you. maybe we should call it dry day. >> we're sick of it. >> january 11th. >> how many days left? >> 26 apparently. we have a mock-tail. this is -- >> an honest abe. >> in honor of all the no, ma'am nags that "lincoln" got, it's called honest abe. what is that? >> cranberry.
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>> i hate it. >> you do? >> i hate it -- >> because there's nothing in it you like. this is a very sad day. >> why? >> because -- >> okay. yeah, this is not good. >> listen to what happened. they asked us -- the folks at "good housekeeping" said why don't you come into our studio labs where we test everything, skin and what not, and we're going to do this segment called seven years younger. >> "good housekeeping" institute. >> they put us in hyperbaric chambers. they took close-up pictures of our face to check for wrinkles. don't say anything. >> i prefer you with the hair. >> pores, et cetera. they took photos of us, and then they got inside and looked at our problem with dark spots and wrinkles and pores and everything. >> some of us had those problems. >> don't reveal, because it was the most impressing day. >> for someone. >> i wish that i didn't even go. we're going to do an entire segment describing not, again,
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with the photo, but describing what happened and how we can correct such problems. i can't believe. i got to tell you. they compare us to people in our own age group. >> that's where it really got ugly. >> with our own skin types. >> i am so in a funk after that. >> i actually think you ended up doing quite well. much of the sun you've been in your entire life -- >> that's not my problem. don't reveal my problem, but that's not it. don't. don't. >> you know who else has problems? we love our phil. he writes the social cues section in the "new york times". somebody wrote in and said did you make plans with a girlfriend? this is probably what has happened to a lot of people. >> it's one of those deals with kathie lee and i are friends, and then my other friend is bobby, so i enjoy and i say, you guys, hi. >> we love each other. >> then two days later i hear from somebody, oh, i heard bobby
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and kathie lee were having lunch. that's unusual because i introduced them. they call it friend jumping where you exclude the introducer and then the other two are bonding, they're going on vacations, they're sharing your secrets. >> i have been dumped for another friend. >> it's called. some people do it because they have a connect. some people do it for like a social reason. they like social climbing. i introduce you -- you introduce me to someone very fancy, and then i become friends with your fancy friend. >> it has never bothered me, but a friend who has been introduced -- it bothers another friend. >> i could see where it would hurt your feelings a little. >> don't own the people, people. let everybody live their life and be happy for -- that they like someone more than they like you. >> this is a problem, you guys, that's been going on through the ages. >> what does phil say? >> this is what lucy -- you got to watch. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> lucy, i think you're jealous. >> jealous? ha!
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>> you're acting jealous. >> not in the least. look, if a person brings their two best friends together so that they can become friends and those two friends become friends and then they choose to ignore the friend who brought them together in the first place, then those friends are no longer friends of mine. >> see? >> hmm. yeah. >> i get a little irked i think, maybe. you don't? >> i really don't. >> a little. >> it's hard to remember when i did. isn't it nice those two people that -- >> what if at the don't call you? >> then you find out they weren't yo friends to begin with, hoda woman. it's really quite simple. you crack me up. phillip says we don't own -- that's where i heard it. we don't own our friends, so they can't be stolen from us. your friends haven't done anything wrong. people we bring together are free to seek each other without us. feelings are hurt. >> it's rejection. >> if you do say something, you might want to preface it with i know this is unreasonable.
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she doesn't think so. perhaps they'll include you or be more sensitive about broadcasting their nights on the town. would you feel bad? you have already said yes. >> i would feel bad. i don't like that. can we talk about the scale because it's january? >> yeah. >> here's the thing, nobody likes standing on the scale. >> i don't get on one. >> i hate it. >> only once a year at the doctor's office. >> i know. >> all i want to do was beat what i was last year. >> so i did -- i confess to you that i went to cbs where they sell cake and food and all that stuff. >> but no longer give flu shots. that's another story. >> i got a chocolate fudge cake with icing. >> nothing better. it was amazing. >> shaved it -- just a little bite. i'm going to have a little bit more, and before i knew it, i had polished off -- it was disgusting. i went to the gym, which has the kind of scale with the bar, you know, the one that you can't fool. you can't jiggle it. >> if you are eating fudge, you can't fudge it.
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>> i was standing -- because i knew i felt tarnl, so i said let me stay on the scale because you wonder if i stood on the scale while eating the cake, would i be gaining weight? i don't like these kind of scales, and i don't like the kind we have here. >> the kind you like -- you like the kooit kind -- >> with the needle that you can move a little. you know -- you look at it just right. >> move it to a different part of the floor. you lose five pounds like that. >> you put the weight on your right foot and lean right, watch where the needle goes. would you stand on that scale? >> not on your life. >> what if no one could see it but you? >> no, because i couldn't see it myself. i'm too far away from it. that's the point. >> i would get -- you know what i did? one time i felt really good and my jeans felt really good, and i am getting on that scale. i got on the scale. i was three pounds up, and then i got depressed again. i felt -- >> let your jeans tell you the truth. they don't like. those things are not always -- >> well, all right. >> here's the other thing, this is what you haven't told about
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the rest of the story. the next -- you ate the next half of the cake. >> the polished the whole thing off. foo whatever. >> i shouldn't have to tell the story about cvs because maybe not every cvs has run out of a flu shot. i was coming home after a very long day, and i was coming in the house ready to relax, and frank is rushing out the front door. i said what are you going to? i just saw on the news that the elderly should get a flu shot. he says i realize, hell, that's me. so he ran out. i said, well, go down to cvs. it says flu shots here on both the exit and the back. i get back there, out of flu shots. out of flu shots? i said here's an idea, take down your sign. an hour and a half we're all over southern connecticut looking for a flu -- thank you, rite aid in stanford. thank you very much. >> he got the shot? >> by that time i wish he would --
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>> all right. let's work up a few calories. let's do a little zumba. >> better get to bobbi. >> what are we doing? >> we are -- >> introduce yourself. what is your name? >> hi. i'm shahita. i'm here to do a little zumba workout with you. so we'll start in the front, okay? >> zumba. this is so popular. >> we'll tap our feet like this. >> go for it. >> we're going this way. >> spanx are showing. spanx are showing. >> go the other way. >> kick. >> i know. i know. i can't do -- [ siren ] >> now what? let's try something else. okay. let's stand up. we're going to do a little push-up. let's take it back. this way. there we go. >> oh, you got it.
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now, be a little sassy. >> all right. >> have fun with it. all right? >> what else you got? >> all right. let's walk behind the chair. >> let's move on. we've mastered that. >> let's do some gluts. >> i have to look at you because i don't know what's going on. >> take your inside leg, and then just lift. right. >> work the gluts. >> you got it? >> all right. okay. >> you can just do this -- >> we'll take it back to the pushup. all right. so this -- >> got another 20 seconds. what do you got? >> back to that one. >> all right, girl. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> bobbi. what do you got? >> you got to have -- >> i can't wait. >> three things -- three things to help you. first, this is going to help you type faster.
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hoda, i have a feeling you're the ipad girl. >> oh, because your fingers always slip on the -- now i might use that. >> well, this is great. touch fire is a clear keyboard. you can feel it, and it will flip away. >> i love it. i love it. kathie will use that. >> i can do that because i c actually see it. >> that's great. >> they're squishy. >> she's -- okay. >> helping you to find things faster is stick and find. this is brand new. their a proto type. you stick a sensor on your keys, the remote, and then your iphone will help you find it in the house. it has a -- >> what if you los your iphone. >> it helps you find everything else. >> i like it. >> last but not least, this is going to help your partner sleep better, actually. this is called the lark, and what i love, it's a wrist band you wear to bed, and guess what? >> what? >> it's an alarm that wakes only you up and not the person sleeping with you. >> i will pay you whatever you ask for that to give to frank. >> these are amazing finds on
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our website. >> it vibrates just --? >> it just wakes you up. >> lark is amazing. they have a whole system to help you sleep better. that is my favorite. >> bobbie, you look great, by the way. >> how cute and gorgeous are you. >> love you. >> it's time for kathie lee's friday funny. i can't wait. [ laughter ] >> okay. all right. please. thoeld hold it down. save it for after because it's good. while enjoying an early morning breakfast in a northern arizona cafe, four elderly ranchers were discussing everything from cattle, horses, and the weather to how things used to be in the old days. they were all just talking about -- eventually the conversation moved on to their spouses. one gentleman turned to the gentleman on his right and asked, roy, aren't you and your bride still celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary soon? yep, we sure are, roy replied. what are you going to do anything special to celebrate? the old gentleman congered this for a moment and replied, four our 25th anniversary i took bee
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down to tucson. maybe for our 50th, i'll go down there and get her. [ laughter ] >> that was good. that was good. >> we got a very funny man. he has a new film called "haunted house." it is a scream. >> oh, my gosh. i wish i could tell you about it. >> gosh. is he going to reappear for this segment? >> who knows? >> i see a little bit of him. >> hey. >> we're going to reveal the secrets to looking seven years younger. and we'll hear about hoda. >> stop it. >> first, these messages. es to , ordinary lotions aren't made to treat the itch and irritation. so it can feel like you're using nothing at all. but neosporin® eczema essentials™ with its unique relipid™ formula is different. it stops itch, soothes irritation and helps restore the skin barrier. it's clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in three days. for everyday eczema care, clinically shown neosporin® eczema essentials™.
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>> that was just the house settling. no big thing. go back to sleep. [ screaming ] >> is it wind? >> hey, he is here with us today. that isn't the only thing that goes bump and grind in the middle of the night. bump and grind. >> what you doing in your bed, little girl? you know what i'm saying. >> what are you doing? >> bump and grinding. got the girl right there. it's girl talk. >> you got some bump and grinding going with a couple of furry things. >> oh, yeah. >> please do not reveal. >> it's the threesome i don't want to talk about. >> by the way. you got to admit -- you got some moves. that was like a 40 minute take. no cut. >> come on now. >> that's how i do it. you know that black don't crack, girl. we do it. we make it happen. >> let me ask you, what makes
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this movie any different from the scary movies -- >> what he just talked about. >> besides that, what makes this different than the scary movie franchise, it's way different, and because, you know, we left the scary movie franchise after one and two. not left. we got kicked off. we got ousted. it got taken from us. >> that's all right. >> somebody stole it. >> they just took it. what happened? we're done. you know, god bless that franchise. they moved on and got a whole new cast and got charlie sheen and heather locklear. it's more like a celebrity rehab. i got a haunted house. i went and started my own thing. "a haunted house." it's different than scary movie because it's not a parody. it's more of a horror comedy with romantic and scary moments. it's basically paranormal activity if it happened to a black couple. >> and a little porn. >> just a slice.
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you like a little naughty. come on. you going to see it twice, ain't you? rewind. rewind. motion of him doing that. okay. it's just that real -- that real point of view of how we would deal with a ghost. normally you go to the movies, and the idea came up and i was watching paranormal activity, and i thought, boy, they do real stupid things in these movies. just move. i feel like the -- >> don't go in there. >> don't go in there. exactly. you know when it's the white woman going stupid movie, you got to go out there, you got to go, please. it's that real point of view. you know, this is how we would deal with it. >> no one screams quite like you in the film, but we want to show a clip of you setting it free. >> the windos are closed! [ screaming ] >> hell no. i'm out. >> what? [ screaming ]
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>> is that you? >> you saw malcolm. >> our sound department just fainted. >> i go to the projects and it's all -- [ screaming ] >> that was my dad every time. i was at left arm for school. time for school. >> you learned all this on the job basically. >> the woman who plays your fiance. >> atkins. she's a really talented actress. >> very good. >> really good. she's really, like -- we have a good chemistry. >> yeah. >> very believable. >> she was gangster because she just had a baby, like -- she was just down. she had the baby, like, three weeks before we were filming. >> yeah. >> she was still, like, lactating and, yeah -- she was game. there was breast milk all over the floor. >> get your little furry animals to lick it up. >> well, this movie is such fun. we wish you great luck with it.
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>> oh, my gosh. my son is going to go crazy over it. from the film school, he is going to love it anyway. >> he went to film school? >> that's really none of your business. >> also, i'm going to be performing at the bogada hotel in atlantic city with my brother on february 9th, so we'll be over today, and february 9th come check us out in the bogada in atlantic city. >> you have to -- >> in a theater near you opening today. [ screaming ] >> they got questions for us after this. >> one, two, three, four. ♪ [ female announcer ] there are lots of different ways to say get well to your loved ones. ♪
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>> it's dry day friday, and there's more bad news. how do i turn back the clock is the question everybody wants answered. >> we twoent place that could could give us answers, the good housekeeping lab where chemists put the top anti-aging products to the test. >> but before we could go home with hope in a jar, we had to do a skin assessment to find out how we compare to our peers in terms of our lines and wrinkles and spots. >> i'm a little nervous. here we are at the good housekeeping headquarters. >> i see the seal of approval. >> oh, my gosh. since 1909, the year that frank
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was born. >> hi. >> how are you? >> great to have you here. this is where we test everything from mascara to microwaves to bed sheets. >> to see if the claims are true. >> to see what products are really working and get the good housekeeping seal. >> we have machines here, but first -- >> how do we look right now? >> you look beautiful. that's important because you're about to meet the ph.d. who runs this lab. >> the good doctor. >> specifically we're going to show you the visia machine. it's a very cool tool. >> i'm kind of a little nervous. i don't want to know. >> because you know you are in love with the sun. >> i slather on suntan lotion and lay out. >> what this machine does, it's pretty scare where i. it counts your wrinkles. it counts your age spots. it also shows you the damages in your skin that haven't actually become a wrinkle or age spot yet. >> it is soon to be. >> it can be sobering, but it doesn't work if you have your makeup on. >> can i leave on my eye makeup.
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>> there's a lot piled on. we're going to take you to our climatology chamber. we want to make sure before we measure your skin is that it is a muteral temperature and a neutral humidity level. >> is b.l.t. a word? just kidding. ♪ >> it's the longest 15 minutes of my life. >> there's a peacefulness about it, sitting in a small climately controlled room that has not a germ in it, except for the ones we brought in. >> who wants to go first? >> i'm the oldest, i should go first. >> all right. >> age before beauty. >> and -- >> wow. >> we're going to see two shots. right face. >> we're doing shots, hoda. >> yes, yes! ♪ shots, shots, shots, shots >> i hate that. look at that. that's a hideous picture. >> it didn't work. >> i got to say, you look pretty good. >> yeah, you do. >> all right, hoda. >> i don't want to sit down until i have to. >> we're going to start with the
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left position. close your eyes. [ laughing ] >> that's rude. i don't want to hear the word woof coming out of your mouth. oh, oh, oh. >> that's what i said. >> no one is interested in that. >> that's scary. >> is it over? >> are we pregnant? >> wrinkles, you have -- >> wow. >> i guess the bad news is there's some visible spots, and it could be due to sun. >> she doesn't stay in the sun. >> i did, though, before i was 20, and that's when the damage is done. the baby oil. >> yeah. we didn't know about it in my generation. back in the 1800s, nobody wore sunscreen. >> wrinkles, you were better than 87%. >> i'll start with the bad news for you. >> why? i want to feel good first. >> in terms of wrenkles, are you better than 56% of women in your age group. >> that's darn good. >> i'm better than half.
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>> that's the good news? >> yes. >> oh! >> the bad news is the pore area and the texture. >> what else is there other than pores and texture? >> pores, it's -- >> i saw a couple of craters. >> so 93% of people my age have better pores. >> thank you for that. make sure foundation is good. >> i don't remember saying that about the craters. >> i remember. okay. >> rosemary ellis is here with us. she's editor in chief of "good housekeeping magazine" and the editors behind the new book, which is amazing. seven years younger. people were fighting over mine to get it. i was lovely enough to give mine away because obviously i didn't need it, but hoda is holding on to hers for dear life. >> thank you so much. >> i have a question. my results were not great. is there a way to correct -- for other women like me who have a pore problem and a texture problem, apparently, is there something you can do? >> of course, there is, and that's what's great about this
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book which has become an instant "new york times" best seller. >> you and al roker. >> we tested 400 products that were making skin care claims. >> right. >> on more than 800 women for 18 months. we found the 12 products that really work. we named them in this book. >> you made some enemies in the process. >> yeah, we did. you know, we tell the truth at good housekeeping. >> good for you. >> four minimizers. this was the winner in the pore minimizers. this is for you, hoda. you it will instantly reduce the appearance of your pos. it really works. >> true. okay. you put this on every day? >> yes. >> i'm going to start. >> for you, my dear -- this is a glycolic peel. spots is what you want to address. this is an exfoliator. you can use once or twice a week. it's an exfoliator. it takes the top layer of your skin off and it gets rid of the spots. youment to be careful with
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sunscreen because it makes your skin more sensitive to sun. you brush it on. then you wait for five minutes and take it off with these pads, and you are done. >> oh, that's easy. >> i'll let you know on monday. >> have you to splurge here. this is what tested best for daily moisturizers. it's from elizabeth arden. it feels really good. it has spf 30 in it. >> that feels good. >> sun does more damage to your skin than anything. >> tell someone who is in the room. >> i have a pore problem. >> it's like sunscreen built into moisturizer. it's free. it lasts for four months if you use it on your face and your neck. >> and decollette. >> 60 cents a day. >> some people would rather have that than a pair of shoes. >> i would. this, on on the other hand, is the best nighttime moisturizer, and it's only $20 from olay. works really great. >> they've been around a long time. >> we have to go.
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you have a quick one? >> nutrition. >> what do you want to know? >> seven years younger tells you -- >> what is this? >> this is the top frozen meal. we tested 300. amy's light and lean and it has only 260 calories in it. >> really? >> no transfats. >> what about the snacks here? >> get snacks that -- you get two snacks a day on seven years younger. this is roasted almonds with dried cranberries. only 135 calories. >> if you are craving something more decadent, angel food cake. layer it with strawberries and top whipped topping. >> that's been around forever. we love you, rosemary. great book. >> great book. >> i am 83, actually. >> look at -- it works. >> from the best products to your face to the latest fashion, bobbie will be up next with her hot trends for 2013. >> right after this. [ boy ] eggo! [ female announcer ] eggo waffles are a great way to get your family together for breakfast. in fact, they might work too well. [ ding! ]
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update your look. mark jacobs on the runway sent striking looks that had a lot of contrast. my very first tip, we have a picture. lots of contrast, very graphic. very easy. wear black and white. sounds like the simplest thing. you can find it in your own closet or on kelsey at a discount. >> i love that. >> the other thing about black and white, it can be figure flattering and you can color block. >> great. >> tip number two, i'm going to come around here to cassidy. just wear is it t straight. it's classic. a classic trend that will stay in your closet, but it's bigger stripes, bold like you see on me or on cassidy, the smaller stripes. you'll see stripes in every color this year. it's a trend. last year we started with polka dots. >> you look beautiful. >> thank you. >> then next -- i should sauls say this is from the runway. this is another example michael kohrs and millie. you are seeing a lot of vibrant striking contrasts. >> cool. >> it's kind of fun. >> like, like. what's happening here? >> this is marlene.
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she's in a pastel color. last year we have lots of rainbow bright colors, but this year it's about a softening up and going for these softer colors, and don't be afraid. it's not easter egg. it's just a little lighter because you'll see another big trend like the suit here, minimalism. wearing the same color head to toe, and -- >> like a suit. i love that. >> what's andrea got on? >> andrea is another example of this sort of soft and simple idea. a lot of it is about sheer, the same mono chromatic tone and lightening up in general. if you want to make it look older, you can add edgy black accents. this is really great. >> speaking of the shoes, what's happening down here? >> i know you don't want to hear -- >> the gladiators and then back to the coliseum. >> never. >> i know. i know. i'm sorry. they're back. they're bigger than ever this year, but first let me take your attention to the statement sneakers. >> oh, my god. what are those? spikes?
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>> ruthy davis and chanel, these are chanel, believe it or not. it's all about the statement sneaker. these are the highend designers pushing the trend, but keds is working with kate spade. that's the high heels. then the gladiators, your favorite, are back. >> they're back. >> bigger than ever. we've got stewart weissman and ruthy davis. sfroo bigger than ever. >> when it comes to bags, it's the same two trends going really big like dolce and gabbana or go simple. just a clean white tote. >> i love that bead. >> are you still excited about the gladiators. >> you can get them up to your thighs. >> get ready to party in your gladiator shoes. we'll show you how to roll out the red carpet for your golden globe guests right after this. >> thank you, b.t. >> we'll be back, baby. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread?
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by loreal paris, because you're worth it. >> and it's time for today's countdown to the golden globes. the award seasons is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a party. >> here to show you how to glitz things up for the big night is jill.com lifestyle editor and our friend cathy post. >> hey, cathy. >> we're in a boozeless party to celebrate. >> that's true. >> just saying. >> it doesn't have to be. i mean, we've got a super fabulous mocktail called the honest abe, so honestly -- >> we tried that. >> it's actually good. have you tried? >> we had it. yeah. >> you had it. they will be serving 6,500 glasses of champagne. no wonder they like to have a party. we got sparkling apple cider. we've got also a little fresh cranberry syrup, and some orange zest. >> okay. >> it's super easy. >> now, snacks.
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>> this is the les mis baked brie. this is easy to make for your guests and the best -- >> i love that movie. >> that's wonderful. the best thing about it is these are both available in the frozen food section, so, you know, you don't have to spend all night cooking. >> what about popcorn? we love these fun little retro holders, and you can get these for just $4. so easy. >> all right. >> now, our table is all about glamour for the golden globes, ladies. so what you can do here is, you know, go literal like we did. we always like to start with a centerpiece as a focal point. we took a globe and spray painted is t gold. it's super easy. we sort of brought some color and made our own carnation globes, and this is so easy, guys. look. it's just a round sphere, and if you just stick in the carnations here. super easy, and coronations are
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really affordable. >> can you have carnation balls. >> yes, exactly. you can. now, you know, we walk down the red carpet. well, believe it or not, you can get them for just $6 at party city. they also make a fantastic table runner. if you want to take that theme through. >> right. >> then, you know, nothing is more glamorous than gold. these great gold plates and glasses from pier 1. they're called gold leaf plates. $6. just $6, and these are $4.50, the glasses. incredible. thanks, guys. >> sara is coming in. what do you have going? >> oh, goodness. >> we have a dress code here, obviously. >> you can play quiz. we have quiz questions. so which funny man appears in two golden globe nominated films? >> wait a minute. which funny man? >> which funny man. >> what are the choices? >> he might have been in "moon rise kingdom" and hyde park on hudson." >> bill murray. >> done. >> nice work. >> one more.
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>> which les miz song is nominated for best original song. >> which one is it? >> suddenly. >> all right. >> thanks. actions speak louder than words. >> how he found his road to happiness. first, this is "today" on nbc. as a mom, you spend a lot of time helping others.
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>> we're back and here with ben davis. you might remember him as one of our joy fit club inductees. >> two years later not only has ben kept off all that weight, but he has written an inspiring new book about his journey called "do life." well, hello. >> welcome back. >> you kept the weight off. >> well, this year i put on about 20 or 30 pounds. it's the idea that you always keep trying. it's not about weight loss exactly for me. it's more about finding that happiness that i was -- i was looking for when i first
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started. that's what we're doing. >> the positive thinking thing is so important. i think a lot of people -- once they fall off the rails a little bit, they start the downward spiral, but you say -- >> the condemnation thing. >> it's a big -- i talk to a lot of people, and i have deputy with it too myself where you go down that wrong road and you say i'm not worth it to even keep trying. that's kind of what i preach that you do have to keep get back on that horse. >> can we ask you, ben, what trirged it for you? was it the life event? was it just the boredom? what happened? >> the excitement wears off. i thinknd. you start a new job, you start a new school year. you get excited at first. >> marriage. not mine, of course, but i hear that an awful lot. >> i'm actually getting married in may. >> congratulations. >> good for you. >> pretty excited about that. >> a lot of times people say things, say they're going to do something and work out, they're going to diet, but you talk about actions, and i think that that's a problem a lot of us have. we have great intentions, but we
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just don't do anything. >> new year's resolutions. >> yeah, exactly. >> i think a big thing that a lot of people do is they focus too much on i got to get that number down on the scale. i found that when i signed up for running race with my dad and brother and trying to, you know, triathlons, getting involved in something bigger, you know, you blow that weight loss up and say, that's not what i'm focussing on. you need a support group. you need that. just find something bigger than the weight loss to get involved with. you know, zumba class, like earlier. >> yeah. >> things like that that you can get excited every day about getting out there rather than just being a slave to the treadmill. >> we wish you great luck with your book. >> i appreciate it. >> called "do life." >> why should al roker be the only one with a -- >> exactly. so there. >> your turn, ben. all the best to you, sweetie. >> on monday a red carpet revooe view from the golden globe awards. >> he writes the songs. barry manilow will be with us. come to broadway. >> that's right. >> we'll have a lot of fun doing outdoor activities for your kids. >> yeah, yeah, yeah.
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>> hoda is out. >> have a good weekend. >> i don't know what happened. i apologize. so... [ gasps ]
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